LORD SUGAR today branded Labour MPs “ranting women” and “insane” for criticising Boris Johnson in a row over Jo Cox.
The peer insisted the PM shouldn’t apologise over furious Commons’ exchanges on Wednesday.
In a tweet that misspelt Mrs Cox‘s first name and the word “particular”, Lord Sugar leapt to the PM’s defence.
Mr Johnson sparked outrage in the chamber after he was asked to temper his language by Labour MP Paula Sheriff.
Mr Johnson was slammed by furious MPs after claiming the best way to honour Mrs Cox, who was murdered just before the 2016 referendum, was to “get Brexit done”.
The PM dismissed criticism of his language as “humbug”.
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Lord Sugar tweeted: “I am not getting the reason for demanding Boris to apologise.
“It was the ranting women who first brought Joe Cox name up in the chamber.”
He added: “The woman in particiluar ranted like an insane person. If anyone should apologise it should be her. She was addressing the PM of the UK.”
Wednesday’s emotional clash in the Commons came after the PM was repeatedly challenged over his use of the word “surrender” to describe the bill passed by MPs to block Brexit earlier this month.
It was the ranting women who first brought Joe Cox name up in the chamber
Ms Sheriff, MP for Dewsbury, fumed that Mr Johnson “continually used pejorative language to describe an Act of Parliament passed by this House”.
Mrs Cox’s widower, Brendan Cox, said he felt “a bit sick” at the way her name was being used and appealed for both sides to calm down.
The row has raged on all week, with Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan told to “go f*** yourself” by Labour MP Neil Coyle.
The GMB host had blasted MPs for using Ms Cox’s name in Commons’ clashes.
Mr Johnson has admitted “tempers need to come down”.
Yesterday, a man was arrested outside the office of Labour MP Jess Phillips as he allegedly shouted “fascist”
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Some of Lord Sugar’s followers disagreed with his defence of the under-fire PM.
One tweeted: “I’d be pretty angry too if my mate had been murdered and I was receiving death threats because of dangerous right wing rhetoric.”
Another said: “The PM lied to the queen and unlawfully suspended parliament he doesn’t deserve any respect.”
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